Daily Calendar for November 23rd, 2019

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  • Thespis was the first actor on record in a Greek drama

1800s

  • Born 1804: Franklin Pierce (14th U.S. president)

1830s

  • 1835: Horseshoe manufacturing machine patented

1850s

  • 1852: The water level in Lake Merced in California dropped 30 feet

1870s

  • 1876: The Intercollegiate Football Association formed

1880s

  • Born 1883: Jose Clemente Orozco (painter)

  • Born 1887: Boris Karloff (actor)

  • Born 1888: Harpo Marx (comedian & actor)

  • 1889: The first jukebox was installed in the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco

1930s

  • 1936: The first issue of LIFE debuted

1940s

  • 1942: U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARs) authorized

  • 1945: Food rationing ended

1950s

  • Born 1954: Bruce Hornsby (musician)

  • Born 1959: Dominique Dunne (actress)

1960s

  • Born 1960: Robin Roberts (broadcast journalist)

1980s

  • Born 1980: Jonathan Papelbon (baseball player)

1990s

  • Died 1990: Roald Dahl (author)

  • Died 1992: Roy Acuff (country music singer)

  • Born 1992: Jordan Fry (actor)

  • Born 1992: Miley Cyrus (actress & singer)

2000s

  • 2004: Newsman Dan Rather announced he would step down in March as the anchor of the CBS Evening News after nearly a quarter-century in the job

2010s

  • Died 2012: Larry Hagman (actor)

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